Neak Oknha Chen Zhi of Cambodia is a naturalised Cambodian business leader and visionary, more popularly recognised and known as the Chairman of Prince Holding Group - commonly referred to simply as “Prince Group”, one of the leading and fastest growing conglomerates in Cambodia today. 

As the head of one of the largest homegrown business organisations in Cambodia, Prince ChenZhi, as he is sometimes called, naturally attracts curiosity and interest from the public as to his whereabouts and activities. Probably reflective of his personal nature, but there is very little information about Chen Zhi and his personal life. What most people can gather about this businessman comes largely from the official press releases that Prince Group puts up from time to time, which naturally only provides information of a commercial nature. 

Even on his official social media accounts (on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, for instance), posts are mainly retweets of news and articles related to Cambodia in the areas of education, community building and so on. The lack of details on Chen Zhi Cambodia ironically only further fuels the interest of the general public. 

What is increasingly more public though, is the slew of philanthropic and charity activities that Chen Zhi Prince Group has been involved in over the years, and noticeably stepped up in recent times during this pandemic period. 

Besides donations and contributions to affected regions and communities throughout Cambodia where able, Cambodia ChenZhi is also passionate about the long-term growth and capability development of the Cambodian people, and as such as directed efforts to areas such as education, sports and vocational training to name a few. 

Of special mention is the launch of the Chen Zhi Scholarship, which will provide full tuition fees and stipends for 400 selected students to pursue their Bachelor of Science degrees at top Cambodian universities including Royal University of Phnom Penh, National University of Management, and Institute of Technology of Cambodia. In total, Prince Group Cambodia will provide over US$2 million across seven years.


Without a doubt, Cambodia Prince ChenZhi has great aspirations for Cambodia and its people, and is using considerable resources in his personal capacity as well as that of Prince Group’s, to chart a brighter future for the people of the Kingdom and make Cambodia the rising star in ASEAN and across Asia. 

To boost appeal of sports in Cambodia, Chen Zhi and Prince Group Back National Volleyball Team for 2023 SEA Games

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – 18 December 2020 – There are multiple ways companies can achieve their environment, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities. Investing in sports development is one approach as it contributes to youth development, education, and health, sectors in Cambodia that Chairman Neak Oknha Chen Zhi (陈志公爵) andPrince Group strongly believe in.

The benefits of sports development in countries like Cambodia are well documented. Countries with a healthy sporting culture generally see over time reduced healthcare costs and improved social cohesion. A strong believer in the potential of Cambodia, Chen Zhi participates in any opportunity that can help raise Cambodia’s international standing, such as sports development.  

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Chen Zhi and Prince Group Raise Awareness for Sustainable Agriculture in Cambodia with Launch of Prince Manor Resort

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – Media OutReach – 30 December 2020 – Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has reset fundamental assumptions underpinning various industries. In Cambodia, environmental conservation is now an important feature in recovery efforts for the agriculture sector, and Neak Oknha Chen Zhi (陈志公爵) and Prince Group are spearheading change in the sector.

Agriculture is a mainstay in Cambodia employing more than a third of the workforce[1], and the current crisis is an important moment for the sector as it faces an opportunity to “build back better”[2], according to CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research network.

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Chen Zhi and Prince Group Bring the Art of Swiss Watchmaking to Cambodia

BEIJING, CHINA –  20 January 2021 – The global pandemic has changed the working lives of many people across the world, including in Cambodia. Chairman Neak Oknha Chen Zhi (陳志公爵) and Prince Group, being a responsible corporate citizen, have opened the Prince Horology Vocational Training Center, Cambodia’s first independent watch school. The training center gives Cambodians the opportunity to learn a new artisanal skill — watchmaking — and gain the necessary experience to help them in job markets in Cambodia and abroad. The training center follows the strict regulations for watchmaking outlined by regulatory bodies in Switzerland.

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Prince Holding Group Brings International Brands to Cambodia With New Commercial Retailing Project

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 27 January 2021 – Prince Real Estate Group, a member of Prince Holding Group, a leading conglomerate in Cambodia, has successfully conducted an investment agreement ceremony of Prince Square. The project will be the real estate developer’s first commercial retail project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and it will bring a slew of well-known brand names like Adidas, Levi’s, Skechers, Nike by Supergo, Huawei, OPPO, Potato Corner, Dakasi, Panda Cake and Pizza Hut to the city.

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Prince Group Unveils Sustainable Development Masterplan by Surbana Jurong for Ream City in Sihanoukville

Cambodian conglomerate brings world-renowned expertise from Singapore to oversee 834-ha project, catalyzing growth in Cambodia’s 3rd largest city

HONG KONG SAR – 8 February 2021 – Canopy Sands Development, a member of Prince Holding Group, one of Cambodia’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates, approved a masterplan for Ream City developed by Surbana Jurong Group, a global urban, infrastructure and managed services consultancy headquartered in Singapore. The masterplan specifies a land use plan for the 834-hectare project requiring total investments estimated at US$16 billion, and will be developed on reclaimed land conveniently located within a 10 minutes’ drive from Sihanoukville International Airport. Ream City will act as a catalyst for the growth prospects of the entire Sihanoukville region, Cambodia’s third-largest city and home to the country’s deep-water port.

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Prince Group Distributes Essential Goods to 500 Families Near Ream City Project

Charity arm of Cambodian conglomerate engages local community as key stakeholders for upcoming 834-ha project

SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA – 15 February 2021- Prince Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of Prince Holding Group (‘Prince Group’), one of Cambodia’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates, has distributed care packages to 500 families living at Ong village in Prey Nob district, Cambodia. The village is situated near the site of the Ream City project, an 834-hectare project being developed on reclaimed land near the Sihanoukville International Airport that is set to transform the region. The gesture of goodwill took place last week and senior management from Canopy Sands Development, a member of Prince Group, also took the opportunity to consult local leaders to understand the community’s needs. The aid campaign at Ong Village is the latest environment, social and governance (ESG) initiative of Prince Group. 

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Chairman Chen Zhi Donates US$3M to Fight Covid-19, Leading the Way for Anti-Pandemic Initiatives Across Prince Group in Cambodia

Prince Real Estate provides daily essentials to 804 underprivileged families of Chamkarmon District affected by February 20 community outbreak

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 18 March 2021 – Prince Holding Group (“Prince Group”), one of Cambodia’s largest and fastest growing conglomerates, and Chairman Neak Oknha Chen Zhi have answered the call for assistance from the Cambodian Government to combat the February 20, 2021 Covid-19 outbreak by announcing plans to donate US$3 million to anti-pandemic efforts in the Kingdom. This is on the back of an initial US$3 million donated by Chen Zhi last December to help Cambodia purchase COVID-19 vaccines.

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Chen Zhi and Prince Group Commit $3 million to Help Cambodia Combat Rising COVID-19 Caseload

On March 11, in view of the escalating situation caused by the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Cambodia, Neak Oknha Chen Zhi, chairman of Prince Holding Group, better known as Prince Group, affirms the Group’s commitment to social responsibilities, announcing plans to donate $3 million to the Cambodian government’s anti-epidemic efforts. Chen Zhi has extended his assistance during the Kingdom’s time of need and expressed strong support for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s drive to combat the ongoing epidemic.

Prince Group is one of the largest corporate conglomerates in Cambodia, with businesses spanning across multiple industries, including real estate development, banking, finance, aviation, tourism, logistics, technology, food and beverages, and lifestyle sectors.

As of 7am of March 11, Cambodia has reported 1,163 coronavirus cases. While more than half of the cases has been cured, the Kingdom has seen a recent spike in cases due to what is being termed locally as the ‘February 20 incident’, with the COVID-19 caseload appearing to have spread to 10 provinces and cities across the Kingdom.

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About Prince Holding Group:

Prince Holding Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Cambodia, with its various units focusing on three core areas: real estate development, financial services and consumer services.

Prince Holding Group’s key business units in Cambodia include Prince Real Estate Group, Prince Huan Yu Real Estate Group, Prince Bank, Cambodia Airways, as well as Awesome Global Investment Group. Via its subsidiaries, Prince Holding Group has over 80 businesses in Cambodia operating in real estate development, banking, finance, aviation, tourism, logistics, technology, food and beverages, and lifestyle sectors etc.

Rising foreign direct investment, free trade agreements with leading countries and future participation in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership are expected to act as key drivers for the Cambodian economy, supported by pro-industry policy initiatives by the government.

Leveraging a network of industrial, business and financial professionals across Asia, Prince Holding Group has laid the foundation to be a vital conduit for local and international capital. Moving forward, Prince Holding Group will continue to seek out opportunities to play an important role in Cambodia, through partnerships or direct investments into key industries for the betterment of Cambodians and the local economy.

For further enquiries of Prince Holding Group, please contact:

Mr. Andrew Scott
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Asia
Tel: +852-5918-9896
Andrew.scott@hkstrategies.com

Ms. Ada Leung
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Asia
Tel: +852-2894-6225
Email: Ada.leung@hkstrategies.com

Chen Zhi Prince Group

Neak Oknha Chen Zhi Prince Group has many business interests in Cambodia. He is the Chairman of Prince Group, which is one of Cambodia’s leading large-scale integrated enterprise groups. The group covers real estate, banking and finance, tourism, aviation, technology, catering, logistics, lifestyle and entertainment, and many other sectors.

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